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From COFFMAN Steven <>
Subject RE: Is Cocoon going to be harmful for XML?
Date Fri, 12 May 2000 14:06:53 GMT
Yeah. Userland and Slashdot (the slashboxes) do RDF-based site syndication I

I dug around and found protocols of XML and RDF based markups for search
engines crawler/spiders, but few implementations. Confusing the issue are
crawlers/spiders that crawl HTML but locally store information as RDF. IBM
Alphaworks retired some RDF search and edit technology. Netscape uses an RDF
search to power aparrently. DTSC and created
HotMeta, an RDF crawler with very little information. I'm going to stop
looking, but if someone else wants to mess around, here's the relevant stuff
I found.

Name:	DAML - DARPA Agent Mark-Up Language
Who:	Tim Berners-Lee & Jim Hendler & DARPA
Status:	Due out this summer, with prototype implementation.

Name:	Dublin Core (in RDF)
Who:	W3 and friends
Status:	Dublin Core is the minimum set of information a crawler/spider needs
to accurately categorize and discover things. There's a working draft of
Dublin Core in RDF which looks like an easy thing to adopt.

Name:	Metalog
Who:	W3
Status:	Metalog is a language which also serves as an interface to RDF.
There's an implementation which can be used to phrase searches of RDF.

Name: HotMeta
Who:	DTSC &
Status:	Working, but hard to find information on internals.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Quinn []
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2000 7:04 AM
Subject: RE: Is Cocoon going to be harmful for XML?

On 10/5/00 at 12:14 pm, (COFFMAN Steven) wrote:

>What are the possible rewards for their extra effort of RDF site support?
>1. RDF Crawler search engines will now index their public content, as they
>probably want.
>2. A local RDF search engine will now function, possibly integrating cocoon
>content cohesively with other parts of their website.
>3. RDF will aid in maintenance of the website???
>Any other reasons?

There are people doing site aggregation using these tools.

ie. I can re-purpose relevant parts your content into my content, using RDF
or other XML DTDs as the glue.

hope this helps

regards Jeremy


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